For a tea lover, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for a special gift: tea with rose petals.
Teas are not only delicious to drink, they have no calories and are high in antioxidants.
The photos show a two teas from one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea.
They, and the other teas listed below, have something “extra” that makes them lovely Valentine gifts: different varieties of flower petals, including roses.
Depending on variety, the teas are available in:
Loose leaf tea
Gift tins and jars
BLACK, GREEN & HERBAL TEAS WITH FLOWERS
Take a look at:
A Day In Provence, a floral and fruity rooibos herbal blend with lavender, rose petals, red and black currants and rose hips.
Azul, an herbal tea of butterfly pea flowers (that give it its blue color), lemon verbena and lemongrass.
Kyoto, a sencha green tea with cherry blossom and rose petals.
Marry Me Again, Ceylon black tea, violets and lavender with a sprinkling of purple cornflower petals.
Persian Rose, black Ceylon tea scented with bergamot and blended with rose petals, organic rose buds, green cardamom and borage.
Twiggy, an organic aged oolong with chrysanthemum flowers.
Wedding Tea, a blend of white and black teas, enhanced with pink rose buds and petals, cornflowers, vanilla and lemon verbena.
Wild Woman, An organic high-grown Ceylon tea with wild blueberries, black currants, hibiscus, elderberries and corn flower petals.
And that’s not all.
Any tea lover will enjoy perusing the site and relishing the many varieties created by Nini Ordoubadi, a third-generation tea blender.
We’ve had perhaps a dozen of Tay Teas’ blends.
All are delicious, and there are black, green and herbal teas aplenty; plus teaware and gift boxes.
Here’s our review of Tay Tea.
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 Persian Rose, black tea with rosebuds and borage flowers (photo © The Nibble | Claire Freiermann).
 Kyoto, green sencha tea, blended with rose petals (photos #2 and #3 © Tay Tea).
 Don’t want loose tea? Tea bags are available in a number of varieties.